Richard Siddaway

Richard Siddaway is Microsoft Practice Leader for Centiq Ltd, a Microsoft partner specialising in optimisation, measurement, management, and migration involving Microsoft technologies.  With more than 20 years experience in various aspects of IT, Richard is currently concentrating on the Microsoft environment at an architectural level -- especially around Active Directory (AD), Exchange, SQL Server, and Infrastructure Optimisation. Much of his recent experience has involved migrating enterprises from Windows NTExchange 5.5 to Windows 2003Exchange 2003.  Richard has administration experience with several database systems, especially SQL Server.   His initial programming background is still useful, as Richard is a very experienced scripter always looking for the opportunity to automate a process. Having discovered PowerShell 18 months ago, he has enthusiastically adopted it in preference to VBScript.  Richard founded and currently leads the UK PowerShell User Group. Richard has presented to the Directory Experts Conference 2007, at various events at Microsoft UK, including the last Community Day, and for other UK User Groups.

Books by this author:

The Essentials Series: Enterprise Identity and Access Management
The Essentials Series: Configuring High Availability for Windows Server 2008 Environments
The Shortcut Guide to Untangling the Differences Between High Availability and Disaster Recovery